The Tale of Alexander Selkirk


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There once was a man who was strained on a deserted island for a long, long, time. Every day his beard grew longer, and his clothes deteriorated. His only friends were the goats and cats that shared who he sang and danced to.

He lived alone with his thoughts for four and a half years, every day watching the sea looking for rescue. The year was 1704 and one man would be left by a privateering ship and, for over four years would learn to be a better person, Today I have the story of Scottish sailor and castaway Alexander Selkirk.

Link to the Sources I used to write this exciting, true tale:
Alexander Selkirk - Wikipedia
War of the Spanish Succession - Britannica
An 18th Century Voyage of Discovery
The Real Robinson Crusoe - Video
Who was Alexander Selkirk?: Survivor on a Desert Island by Amanda Mitchison
A Cruising Voyage Round the World by Woodes Rogers
The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk by John Howell

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